'''Belgium''' (; ; ; ), officially the '''Kingdom of Belgium''', is a sovereign state
in Western Europe
. It is a small, densely populated country which covers an area of and has a population of about 11 million people. Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic-speaking Europe|Germanic
and Romance-speaking Europe|Latin Europe
, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch language|Dutch
-speaking, mostly Flemish people|Flemish
community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French language|French
-speaking, mostly Walloons|Walloon
population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of German language|German
-speakers who live in the East Cantons
located around the High Fens
area, and bordering Germany.
Belgium is a Federation|federal constitutional monarchy
with a parliamentary system
of governance. It is...